Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chinese Peanut Cookies

Cookies sharing in this space of mine? Unbelievable right? I know. In fact, I myself couldn't believe what got into me. Must be me instead of idling my time due to clearing my long pending annual leave before they are fortified and since I have already exhausted my money avenue for travelling, I decided to test my cookie making skills.. Better than gossiping or slyly stooping over people on social media right? Of course. Cookie making already decided upon, the next question was which it should be and the one that popped up in my mind for a start had to be Chinese Peanut Cookies. The soft crumbly and buttery in texture, always a favourite and making their appearance during Chinese New Year obviously. These days however Chinese Peanut Cookies are also a pride for other Malaysian festivals and us as one whole family during our growing up years making them as well. Henceforth, I sort of had a rough idea what should be ingredients. Regardless, I wasn't really sure and so, I decided to pinch the recipe from a prominent online website. All went on well until after making the dough. Thereafter I couldn't roll the cookies due to dough being so sticky and sort of a mess. Hell! Seemingly following the recipe exactly was a down fall and me later adding extra flour which by far sorted out the batter matter. Thank god. Chinese Peanut Cookie in the end coming out of my oven as the number one seller and fantastically attractive.

1 cup grounded roasted peanuts 
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup oil (any oil without smell)
1 tbsp softened butter
A handful of roasted peanuts for decorating
1 egg yolk (lightly beaten) 
(Note: for vegetarian version, use milk or cream wash)

Mix all the ingredients together.
If the dough doesn't stick together, it’s okay to add more flour but bit by bit.
Pinch a small amount  of the dough and shape into a small ball.
Flatten with your palm and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Do the same for the rest of the dough.
Put a piece of peanut atop each ball and then brush with egg yolk.
Bake at 170C for 20 minutes or until brown. 
Remove, cool down and store in air tight container(s).


  1. In love you, u gave a veg version too :)

  2. You are in a baking zone. Lovely dishes coming out. Perfect cookies. Going to try for my kids.

  3. Wow loved the clicks very much

  4. This cookie is new to me. Since we all love peanut, will definitely try this sometime at home.. :)

  5. haha. its the time of the year to indulge! But I try to cut down with the sinful (e.g. high sugar) food. Getting a sore throat already (before CNY) =(

  6. U made a wise decision nava ,i mean not giving the link of the failure recipe.I too have to venture in to cookies and u gave a good start with peanut cookies ...

  7. I love anything and everything made out of peanut, it has come out stunningly.

  8. lovely cookies!! I never tried my hands on cookies ever, dint try baking cooking without oven but I guess I should try now :) thanks for sharing

  9. lovely bite sized delights...simply yum

  10. Wow wonderful cookies with the crunchy peanuts on top. Sure will give Irresistible taste.

  11. Yum! These peanut cookies look great, I love the idea of the roasted ground peanuts...
    I can imagine these cookies melting in my mouth...yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Nava :D

  12. Hi Nava, this cookies very addictive, hard to stop eating. Yours look good. I'm baking this tonight.

    Have a nice day.

  13. Wow peanut cookies look yummy, loved the clicks dear... peanuts are my fav, i'll surely make them :)

  14. Haven't made peanut cookies yet...Should give this a try..

  15. I love that you have not used peanut butter in the recipe...almost every cookie starting with peanut has that. Great going Nava! They look so pretty with the browned tops.

  16. Awesome n perfect... they look... with tea will rock...


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